Angela Day Johnson’s BN’01, senior subcontracts manager with Rockwell Collins residing in Marengo, Iowa, informed Drake that her four-year-old daughter, Rian, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in February 2007. Johnson invites alumni and friends to join her in raising funds for Chai Life Line, a nonprofit organization that assists Jewish children and their families from around the world that are dealing with childhood cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions.
The organization is looking for people to run on January 27, 2008, in Miami for either a marathon or half marathon distance. Airfare and hotel costs are being taken care of for the runners. Johnson is trying to gather a group of runners from around the Midwest that would be willing to "Run for Rian" in her honor.
Johnson’s father – Rian’s grandpa – James Johnson is a Drake pharmacy graduate. Alumni are invited to contact Angela Day Johnson directly at 319-741-6213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.